St. Patrick's Day is still quite a ways off, but now is the perfect time to start planning, whether you want to be a part of the parade or you just want to watch.

And it's going to be a great St. Patrick's Day Parade, because St. Patrick's Day actually falls on a Saturday this year. That means the parade will actually happen on St. Patrick's Day (instead of the Saturday before, like usual). Maybe that's not a big deal, but it feels like an extra reason to celebrate.

The parade will be Saturday, March 17th, starting at 10am. It's free to watch the parade (like it always is), but you'll definitely want to get there before 10am so you can get a good spot. The parade starts at the Roundabout on Genesee Street and will end at Columbia Street... And then the party (or parties, should we say), continue on Varick Street, from the Celtic Harp to The Stief, and everywhere in between.

Nominations are still be accepted for the Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick's Day Parade. And it's not too late if you would like to participate in the parade as a walker or with a float. To get more details on participating (or nominating someone for Grand Marshal), just visit: The Great American Irish Festival website.

***Grand Marshal nominations need to be in by Sunday, January 28th, so if you know of someone worthy of the title, don't wait to nominate them.

***To participate in the parade you need to fill out the form at The Great American Irish Festival's website. Those forms need to be in by Saturday, February 24th.


Are you ready for the 2018 St. Patrick's Day Parade and festivities?! We know, we are! We hope to see you out there Saturday, March 17th. Make sure you keep an eye out for the Lite 98.7 van.




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